The Society of Insurance Research will hold its Spring 2005 Workshop Series in Chicago from May 11-13.
Nearly two dozen leading insurance researchers will deliver presentations at the event.
On May 11, attendees can choose between a full-day symposium on the keys to effective competitive intelligence, chaired by Ed Budd of Allstate, and a daylong seminar on the most effective ways to transform research into decisions, chaired by Candace Curls of Claritas.
A special luncheon address will be presented by Donald J. Hurzeler, 2004-2005 president of the CPCU Society and chief marketing officer for Zurich’s Commercial Business Group in Schaumburg, Ill. Hurzeler is also author of “Designated for Success”, a book based on his 35-year career in the insurance industry and other life-changing experiences.
On May 12, attendees will be able to choose from an intensive, skills-oriented day devoted to data mining in support of marketing, underwriting, claims, and other critical functions, chaired by Kristie Polk of State Farm, and an information-packed day covering the critical emerging issues that may develop into the next asbestos-like catastrophe for insurers, chaired by Jeff Nagel of Allstate.
On May 13, all attendees will converge for a series of presentations and discussions covering the broad sweep of hot topics now confronting life, health, and property/casualty insurers. Chaired by Dick Randall of Jewelers Mutual Insurance, experts from FitchRatings, the law firm Lord, Bissell & Brook, and the Property Casualty Insurance Association of America will share their insights into today’s late-breaking developments and what insurers must do to adapt to new threats and profit from developing opportunities.
For more complete program details, information about registration fees, and registration materials, visit http://www.sirnet.org/SpringWorkshops.html.
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